Maybe it is just me, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how an outfit like Bon Jovi qualifies as a “Country Music” band and is played on Country/Western Music stations.
Another thing that has bugging’ me is Peanut & Butter, Jelly Sandwiches … Who invented them? I can’t find any documentation for who it was that invented it, but it was widely rumored that the were the offshoot of GI’s during WWII.
In their mess kits among other things were, Lucky Strike smokes, peanut butter, jelly and bread. I believe it was some sad sack GI that invented the Peanut Butter & Jelly sandwich. How do I know this? After the war, sales of Peanut Butter, Jelly and Bread skyrocketed in the United States.
In 1946 the United States of America was considered only 6% of the population of the world and at that time we were producing 50% of all the goods sold on the planet. Kind of makes one curious as to what happened? The only item we seem to consistently produce in this country anymore appears to be debt. We are real good at that.
A lot of mysteries in the world these days.
Here is one. Sasol, the Big South African Company is making gasoline out of coal. As long as oil sells for about $35 per barrel, the process is profitable. Now the question here on everyone’s minds, should be, “Why aren’t we (the USA) taking advantage of this technology with the price of oil exceeding $125 per barrel. Why aren’t we producing gasoline from coal and utilizing this process?”
Especially when we are sitting on the Saudi Arabia of Coal, last I time I checked we had more of it than anyone else in the world. I wonder if Mr. Bush or any other bought and paid for Petroleum Whore in D.C., would care to answer this one?
The governor of Montana has asked for Congressional help in order to develop resources in that state, estimated to be around 120 billion tons of coal. Wyoming not to be ignored has also petitioned for relief, with an additional 64 billion tons of the stuff. The estimated cost of these gasoline-coal-producing plants is estimated at about $60 billion each.
Or in other words, about “thirty days of Iraq” expenses or thereabouts.
Unfortunately for you the poor sap that is being gouged and massaged at the pump, Congress, those lovable scum-bags in Washington, DC, sit back on their collective butts and do not help at all. No help to the states to remove some of the environmental roadblocks or assist in the permitting process, nothing.
Why? (Glad you asked)
It certainly appears that there are opposition groups with more influence in Washington DC than the 150 million voters who put them there and are paying $4 a gallon for the fuel.
America … The best Government lobbying (money) can buy.
Oil from coal ….. This is kind of like having $19.00 in the bank, you can see it there, it is yours, but the bank will not allow you to withdraw it.
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